There are 3 levels of programming for members at CrossFit NYC: Beginner, Experienced and Competition. The rest of the classes offered at CrossFit NYC are considered All Levels (CrossFit Endurance, All Levels, Functional Strength, OlyWOD, Barbell Club).
At CrossFit NYC, every new member starts with the Beginner programming track (bWOD) after graduating from Fundamentals, unless they have experience at another CrossFit affiliate. The Beginner programming is designed for members in their first year of CrossFit. Workouts emphasize learning the progressions for skills in all areas of CrossFit (Olympic lifting, gymnastics, etc.) Some members prefer the Beginner workouts regardless of their skill level. Our coaches are able to make any CrossFit workout challenging.
The Experienced programming track (eWOD) is designed for members with CrossFit experience. Members who are familiar with all of the major CrossFit movements and able to scale movements to their ability during a workout are encouraged to take this class. There is less instruction on the basics and more opportunity for nuanced instruction during class. If you are not sure which programming track you should be following, you can talk to a coach who can assess your readiness to join the Experienced WODs. However, it’s safe to say that if you’ve been CrossFitting for a year or more, you should consider moving on to Experienced workouts.
Please note that the two tracks are not completely in sync during the week (e.g., it is entirely likely that you will get similar exercises multiple times per week and/or miss other movements) if you decide to mix and match between the two tracks. We would recommend that even the most advanced athlete who needed to take two Beginner classes per week (for scheduling reasons) and stick with all Beginner classes, rather than switch back and forth.
If you are interested in the Competition Programming, you will need to take a short Assessment test with Coach Bobby before admission to the class. You should be performing most movements RX’D and have a serious interest in competing at the local level. Please email Coach Bobby if you are interested in joining.
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